24 line drawings, 62 photos and approx. 9 videos
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1 February 2019
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $38.00 USD

Yoga, Pilates, Sport and Fitness, Physical Therapy

SmartCoreTraining: The Next Evolution in Core Training

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Dr Staffan Elgelid PT, PhD, GCFP, RYT-500 is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester NY. Staffan is a Physical Therapist, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Yoga Therapist.

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SmartCoreTraining: The Next Evolution in Core Training
Traditional core training tends to be performed with the spine and pelvis in neutral. Core training in this state is a great first step in injury rehabilitation, but most athletic and daily activities are not performed with the spine in neutral, so why do we only do core training with the spine in such a position? SmartCoreTraining takes you in an easy to use step-by-step sequence through static and dynamic core training sequences with the spine and pelvis in a variety of positions. After reading this book the reader will understand how to develop their own sequences of SmartCoreTraining utilizing sound principles of anatomy, neurology, variability, self-organization and other concepts that are being developed in the training and rehabilitation literature. SmartCoreTraining helps the athlete perform better, and enable the rehab professional/personal trainer/yoga teacher/Pilates instructor to carry out a more complete rehabilitation of spinal injuries; it will make core training more fun, interesting and relevant for everyone interested in an active life style.

Part 1
Introduction: Why do we need another book on core training?

History of core training.
Why regular core training is not the end point.
Common themes of core training and the gaps that needs to be filled in.
Anatomy and SmartCoreTraining
How the message is sent to the muscles
Adaptation/Motor learning versus strength
Identification, Differentiation and Integration
The importance of variability in core training
Real life situations for athletes and the rest of us.

Part 2
SmartCoreTraining: What is it and how was it developed
The goal: A moveable and controllable pelvis and spine
Use of tools
What level of performance?

The SmartCoreTraining Program
General considerations before you start SmartCoreTraining.
Basic Core Training used for this book
Static Core Movements
Dynamic Core Movements
Agility Training including tools
The use of the ground in core training
SmartCoreTraining for Rehabilitation
SmartCoreTraining for Sports
SmartCoreTraining for Yoga
SmartCoreTraining for Pilates
SmartCoreTraining and variations in sequences of movement

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